Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Paducah, KY

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WGUS83 KPAH 201507
FLSPAH
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PADUCAH KENTUCKY
1007 AM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

...The flood warning is cancelled for the Big Muddy River affecting
   areas in southwest Illinois...

   Near Murphysboro affecting Jackson County

.Water levels are now below the flood stage along the Big Muddy
River near Murphysboro, IL. The river first rose above flood stage
last Friday afternoon and crested at 23.9 feet this past Monday
afternoon. The crest was 1.9 feet above flood stage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SAFETY MESSAGE...

Never drive cars...trucks or sport utility vehicles through flooded
areas. The water may be too deep to allow safe passage. Never allow
children to play in or near flood waters. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather
Radio or your local media for further statements and possible updated
forecasts.

Additional information is available at
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=pah /lower case/

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ILC077-201537-
/O.CAN.KPAH.FL.W.0033.000000T0000Z-160520T1800Z/
/MURI2.1.ER.160515T0100Z.160517T0000Z.160520T1415Z.NO/
1007 AM CDT FRI MAY 20 2016

The Flood Warning is cancelled for
  the Big Muddy River near Murphysboro.
* At 10 AM Friday the stage was 21.9 feet.
* Flood Stage is 22.0 feet.
* Fell below flood stage at 9:15 AM this morning.
* Forecast...The river will fall to 21.3 feet by tomorrow
  morning.
* Impact...At 22.0 Feet...Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly low
  lying areas.

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LAT...LON 3777 8946 3760 8947 3760 8941 3773 8935
      3778 8915 3784 8915

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